Free eBook 2000 Years of Mayan LiteratureAuthor Dennis Tedlock – Sisnlaw.co.uk

The most comprehensive and complete anthology of Mayan literature and the best one to serve as a reader or introduction to this very special, longstanding, and varied genre of literature The focus here is mainly on the literature of the Maya, but there is emphasis in the supportive materials on the linguistic, historical, and anthropological context of that literature Dennis Tedlock, the author is not just an adept scholar and translator but a poet who is powerfully introspective into the lite The most comprehensive and complete anthology of Mayan literature and the best one to serve as a reader or introduction to this very special, longstanding, and varied genre of literature The focus here is mainly on the literature of the Maya, but there is emphasis in the supportive materials on the linguistic, historical, and anthropological context of that literature Dennis Tedlock, the author is not just an adept scholar and translator but a poet who is powerfully introspective into the literary and visual aspects of Mayan literature, even to the point of deconsturcting the Mayan glyphs down to their syllables To understand Mayan literature, one has to look beyond how we in Western society view textural literature and to take on both a poetic and arts historical approach, viewing the literary contribution as fully part of the visual contribution Tedlock rises to this challenge and the results are very impressive A great book for reference purposes A vital read for anyone studying or interested in Mayan history. a masterpiece expressive thinking and exotic deduction tedlock began in zuni storytelling, dissecting the language and its tools, then he moved into the popol vuh, the mayan creation story, translating it finally outside of the semireligious cadence that poisoned earlier versions, now he combines storytelling, astronomy, ethnography, anthropology, linguistics, cryptography and emits the most unusual book related to the maya ever made even the kerr rollout on the cover is instrumental not to a masterpiece expressive thinking and exotic deduction tedlock began in zuni storytelling, dissecting the language and its tools, then he moved into the popol vuh, the mayan creation story, translating it finally outside of the semireligious cadence that poisoned earlier versions, now he combines storytelling, astronomy, ethnography, anthropology, linguistics, cryptography and emits the most unusual book related to the maya ever made even the kerr rollout on the cover is instrumental not to be missed Now THIS is a bloody fantastic book Beautifully printed too. Mayan literature is among the oldest in the world, spanning an astonishing two millennia from deep pre Columbian antiquity to the present day Here, for the first time, is a fully illustrated survey, from the earliest hieroglyphic inscriptions to the works of later writers using the Roman alphabet Dennis Tedlock ethnographer, linguist, poet, and award winning author draws on decades of living and working among the Maya to assemble this groundbreaking book, which is the first to treat ancient Mayan texts as literature Tedlock considers the texts chronologically He establishes that women were among the ancient writers and challenges the idea that Mayan rulers claimed the status of godsYears of Mayan Literatureexpands our understanding and appreciation not only of Mayan literature but of indigenous American literature in its entirety 2000 Years of Mayan Literature


About the Author: Dennis Tedlock

Dennis Tedlock b 1939 is a professor of English and Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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